Popularity of names in Iceland, 2015

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The baby name charts in Iceland fluctuate, especially on the girls’ side, owing to its small population. The fact still stands, Aron and Emilía (paired with Emelía) are the top names there in 2015.

Here’s what the top 10 looks like:

BOYS

Rank Name Number Percentage Rank change
1 Aron 44 2.08% 0
2 Alexander 41 1.93% 0
3 Viktor/Victor 34 1.60% 0
4 Guðmundur 28 1.32% +3
4= Jón 28= 1.32%= +1
6 Óliver 26 1.23% +4
6= Sigurður 26= 1.23%= +9
8 Baltasar 24 1.13% +26
8= Jóhann 24= 1.13%= +14
10 Daníel 22 1.04% 1
10= Kristján/Kristian/Christian 22= 1.04%= -6

GIRLS

1 Emilía/Emelía 37 1.84% +5
2 Sara 30 1.49% +9
3 Ísabella/Ísabel/Isabella/Isabel 28 1.39% +1
4 Anna 26 1.29% -2
5 Elísabet/Elísabeth 24 1.19% +18
6 Emma 23 1.14% -4
7 Embla 21 1.04% +23
7= Katrín 21 1.04%= +2
9 Júlía 20 1.00% +5
10 Sigrún 19 0.95% +20
10= Viktoría 19 0.95%= -1

Using the same data provided by Statistics Iceland, in the top 10, Sigurður, Baltasar and Jóhann replace GunnarKristófer and Ólafur/Olav for the boys. For the girls, SaraElísabet/Elísabeth, EmblaJúlía and Sigrún replace EvaKristín and Margrét/Margrjet/MargretHekla.

Newcomers into the top 50 include: (boys) ArnórElmarSölviAxelElíasFannarHalldór and Jakob/Jakop, (girls) BríetRagnhildurKarítas/KaritasLovísaMóeiðurÓlöfYlfaAría*, EddaElísaSandra and Stella.

* – Aría had been accepted as a given name in Iceland back in July of 2012¹.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below the sources.

Sources:
Statistics Iceland – http://www.statice.is/statistics/population/births-and-deaths/names/
Úrskurðir og Álit on Aría – http://www.urskurdir.is/DomsOgKirkjumala/Mannanafnanefnd/nr/4495¹

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